Expansion der Moderne: Wirtschaftswunder – Kalter Krieg – Avantgarde – Populärkultur

Juerg Albrecht, Georg Kohler, Bruno Maurer, eds.
Expansion der Moderne
Wirtschaftswunder – Kalter Krieg – Avantgarde – Populärkultur

2010. 16 x 23 cm, softcover
360 pages, 140 illustrations
ISBN 978-3-85676-284-1
CHF 58.00 / EUR 54.00
Contributions in German, French or English

Contributions by Juerg Albrecht, Ursula Amrein, Antoine Baudin, Thomas Buomberger, Beatriz Colomina, Kornelia Imesch, Kurt Imhof, Wolfram Knorr, Georg Kohler, Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani, Bruno Maurer, Stanislaus von Moos, Franz Müller, Werner Oechslin, Andreas Tönnesmann, Urs Widmer, Beat Wyss
Designed by Juerg Albrecht and Sylvia Mutti
from a concept by Robert & Durrer


The mood of optimism after the Second World War, the new consumer society of the era of the economic miracle, Americanism, the triumph of popular culture as reflected in the arts (literature, fine arts, film, architecture, urban development, design) and finally Switzerland as a hub in the context of the Cold War - these are the topics covered in this publication. The book, based on an interdisciplinary conference, was jointly published by gta Verlag and SIK-ISEA.